To inspire, balance & serve the flow of life
For those that know us, India is no foreign land, it's the Mother land. Every year she calls us, and we always answer. Except this time, you're also invited.
We're taking a few friends along with us to re-create the Akasha experience in Goa, during January 2019.
South Goa, India
Our beautiful location for this retreat is an oasis of tropical tranquility located in South Goa, in a remote fishing village situated in the lush, verdant foothills of the Western Ghats and minutes away from Goa's most scenic and pristine beaches, Galgibag, Talpona & Patnem all within easy reach. This is a home away from home, Goa style.
Our heaven is located between Palolem & Galgibag Beach in South Goa within a few minutes access to both. A little corner of tranquility nestled amongst coconut trees & frangipani flowers.
Our exclusive villa has a large heated pool, a yoga shala, beautiful spaces to relax indoor and outdoor, a wonderful garden and air conditioning throughout.
We'll be practicing yoga in our own on site shala, by the pool and on the beach every day and we'll also have a massage & treatment area for body therapy, facials & skin treatments on site.
Yoga. Beach. Sun & Fun!
Your retreat experience includes:
Limited places, small group of people ( 10 - 14 guests max)
Daily Yoga Flows & Meditation classes featuring Ashtanga Vinyasa and Yin postures blended in creative thematic flows & suitable for beginners & advanced. Some Yoga sessions will be in the shala, some by the pool & some on the beach at sunset.
Boutique luxury accommodation in a private home, not a hotel, not a retreat centre, an intimate home, just like Akasha. Our Goa home has air conditioning throughout, a gorgeous pool, lovely shaded terraces, lush gardens & spaces to relax outdoors surrounded by coconut trees & frangipani flowers.
Healthy Vegetarian meals with the Akasha touch, inclusive of daily superfood smoothies, fresh exotic fruit, delicious salads & a variety of Indian delicacies as well as BBQs with fresh fish & seafood for non vegetarians from the local fishing village. All filtered water, detox & Ayurvedic teas, coffees, fresh juices and a glass of vino together at night will all be there.
Ayurveda consultations & Ayurveda Workshop with a Guest speaker from India sharing his knowledge of vedic science, health, art and culture with specific focus on Ayurveda & health.
Sunset Yoga on the beach, Picnic Dinners & sampling of local cuisine in the evening by the ocean.
Stand Up Paddle Boarding or Kayaking
Transportation to and from the airport ( Goa Dabolim Airport)
& above all lots and lots of fun, new friendships waiting to be formed & sunshine!
All our Goa Programs are closely related and compliment each other, stay for 1 week or for 2.
10% discount for booking 2 weeks together.
5th - 11th January 2019, 6 nights
Release & Let Go Part I
Join us in Goa, in a beautiful tropical setting to bring in the new year. We all have expectations and daily stresses that create negative emotions in our physical body which then create a cycle of frustrations & bad habits. Quite often instead of taking more energy in we need to clear all of this saturated energy before. A chance to detox the subtle body and to give it a good foundation for the year ahead.
From €835 / person all inclusive
13th - 19th January 2019, 6 nights
Energise & Awaken Part II
For those that have joined us in part 1, this will be our chance to offer a further glimpse into the deeper dimensions of yoga & philosophy, offering in-depth sessions to discover your vast potential for greater consciousness, empowerment, and connection.
In this retreat the focus is to strengthen the body through energising yoga flows, the mind through clear intentions & the soul through an awakened & revived spirit. A chance to write your own start, to begin again, a new chapter in the book of life.
From €835 / person all inclusive
Book 2 weeks Part I+II
5th - 19th January 2019, 14 nights
From €1753/ person all inclusive
On retreat you will have access to a range of personalised treatments available at the villa.
Using Skin & Tonic organic products that boost relaxation, cellular cleansing and nourishment. Tailored to your specific skin needs including hot towel steam, deep cleansing, gentle exfoliation, nourishing mask, relaxing facial massage and skin regeneration oil.
Holistic & Deep Tissue Massage
Deeply relaxing and therapeutic full body massage treatment using organic essential oils blended to your specific requirements. By treating the body, mind and soul releasing pain, tension and stress to rebalance bringing the whole self to an equilibrium.
A relaxing treatment working the reflex points on the feet, these are massaged to release blockages and clear channels restoring your energy flow. Reflexology reduces stress and creates a soothing effect that enhances the blood flow and rebalance the whole body.
Detox Body Scrub
Full body exfoliating sugar scrub, blended with detoxifying essential oils, leaving your skin feeling smooth and nourished. Finishing with a full body massage to sooth tired muscles.
A natural method of healing centred upon universal life energy, creating a feeling of deep relaxation, energy blockages are removed allowing a flow of life energy throughout the body, helps to release toxins and leaving you feeling rebalanced.
20% Early Bird Discount until Apr 29th 2018
Save over €200
Room Options & Rates
The location for our retreat is a boutique & intimate home with history, heritage & style. It has been lovingly decorated and offered as an oasis of tranquility. The retreat offers access to the gorgeous swimming pool & grounds, spacious yoga shala as well as poolside space for yoga & plenty of spaces to simply relax and take in the warmth & sunshine of Goa.
This room will be shared amongst 3 guests on retreat, you'll find comfortable beds, marble floors, air conditioning & a beautiful view.
from €835 for 6 nights all inclusive (Early Bird Rate 20% less)
This room will be shared between 2 guests on retreat, a generous and beautifully decorated bedroom to sleep like a princess or prince even. All rooms have air conditioning and an en-suite bathrooms and some have their own private balconies.
from €998 for 6 nights all inclusive (Early Bird Rate 20% less)
Make it a private room for yourself or a room for 2, you and a loved one. These bedrooms have king size beds, wonderful antique furniture, marble floors and en suite bathrooms. Wake up with the sound of tropical birds and sunshine as these rooms are wonderfully light and some even have private balconies.
from €1550 for 1 person / €1905 for 2 people for 6 nights all inclusive. (Early Bird Rate 20% less)
An experience with soul
.... Questions ?
DO I need a Visa?
Yes, you do. However this is not an overly complicated process, a 30 day eVisa can be obtained easily online for most nationalities, the approval is instant. If you need a longer visa you will need to go to an Indian embassy near you and simply apply in person.
Which Airport & airlines ?
The nearest airport to us is Goa Dabolim International (GOI) airport which is about 1.5hrs away. We will organise a free transport for you from the airport to the retreat.
Purely from personal experience, we have used Thomson Airways, JetAirways & Qatar Airways previously to fly into India.
Thompson Airways has chartered flights direct to Goa Airport from London, which is pretty cool and we just checked about 499GBP return.
Jet Airways have daily flights from London and major European hubs to Mumbai, from there another short domestic flight to Goa, which can also be with JetAirways.
Qatar Airways on the other hand flies from most European cities to Dubai and then a connecting flight direct to Goa.
Depending on which route you prefer. Let us know if you need help.
What about Health & Safety ?
From our experience we have never had any health issues whilst in Goa, however as with most travelling abroad common sense keeps you safe. Though there are no chances of serious illness or epidemics in Goa and therefore no need for injections, jabs or travel pills simple things like: drinking plenty of filtered water to keep hydrated, wearing appropriate factor sunscreen & having adequate travel insurance are pretty obvious ones which we will insist on.
Goa is a pretty Westernised place with many that have moved there permanently, especially South Goa therefore security is strong. The house itself is in a village surrounded by other homes and also has manned security.
We're sure you have others and if you do please let us know!